Our clients include some of the country's largest events such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, and even presidential inaugurations. Just because we cover these large events doesn't mean that's all we do. In fact, CSI has provided single event liability insurance for over 5000 events. No special event is too small or too large.  We tailor coverage to fit your specific event. Purchasing something as simple as event insurance for one day can potentially save you from the unforeseen.

Event liability insurance programs for every need

   One day event insurance

   Music Festival Insurance

   Art Show Insurance

   Small Concert Insurance

   Fundraising Event Insurance

   MMA Event Insurance

   Wrestling Event Insurance

   Insurance for Dance Parties

   Conference Insurance

   Birthday Party Insurance

   Seminar Insurance

   Wedding Event Insurance

   Vendor Insurance

   Exhibitor Insurance

   Trade show Insurance

   Convention Insurance

   Craft Fair Insurance

   Sporting Event Insurance

   Summer sports camp Insurance

   Block Party Insurance

   And hundreds of others

Our special event insurance coverage programs cover events held anywhere in the United States.


CSI has placed coverage for more than 1,000 concerts featuring some of the biggest names in entertainment.


We're proud to be a national leader in independent concert promoter insurance. We've represent the Pollstar Magazine's "Independent Promoter of the Year" and Pollstar's "Talent Buyer of the Year." Many of our other clients frequently appear on the Pollstar "Top 100 Promoter" list.



From big arenas to small venues, we have insurance programs to fit your business model. Genre is not an obstacle either — we can cover all genres of music. Whether it's hip-hop, rap, heavy metal, country or rock – or something new and exciting – CSI has you covered.


The Concert Promoters Insurance Experts

Unlike most insurance brokers, we understand your business inside and out. This not only comes from our specialization in entertainment insurance, but because our brokers come from entertainment backgrounds. This is why some of the biggest names in the industry trust CSI for their insurance needs.

Optional Insurance Coverages:

   General Liability

   Business Auto

   Rented Equipment

   Business Owners Policy

   Workers' Compensation and Employer Liability

   Third-Party Property Damage

   Participants & Spectators Medical

   Liquor Liability

   Event Cancellation


   Professional Liability

   Weather Coverage


CSI is the country's leading insurance broker for festivals in the US. Our superior customer service and access to dozens of insurance markets, guarantees that your festival will receive the best possible coverage and pricing. With access to dozens of insurance carriers and risk management tools to set us apart from all the other programs, is the reason why some of the largest festivals in the country have trusted us to place their insurance for over 15 years!


Our hassle-free, low-cost insurance programs provide the broadest coverage at the most competitive prices available, for festivals such as:

Global Gathering

Bang Music Festival

Austin City Limits Music Festival


Springfest Miami


Ultra Music Fest

Rolling Rock Music Festival

Texas Wine and Food Festival

Shiner Beer Bocktober Fest

Extensive Festival Insurance Coverage Options

General Liability

Liquor Liability

Worker's Compensation for employees and volunteers

Miscellaneous Rented or Owned Equipment 

Non Owned and Hired Auto


Umbrella Liability

Event Cancellation

Weather Insurance


Short Term Artist and Musician Liability Insurance Program

We have provided coverage for over 300+ of the worlds top entertainers. Its this experience that has allowed us to design the most cost effective, quick, easy to use program available in the market today.


Your short term liability policy will be placed through a master policy for "The Artist and Musicians of CSI Special Event Insurance"


Coverage Limits

   $1,000,000 Per Occurrence

   $2,000,000 Aggregate

   $1,000,000 Products Completed

   $100,000 Damage to rented                premises

   $5,000 Medical Payments

   $100,000 Damage to rented                premises

   $5,000 Medical Payments



*please read the quotation carefully as your coverage limits may var





With access to several Premier Insurance Companies, CSI can place coverage at the most competitive premiums for almost any event around the globe. Event Cancelation can be purchased to protect event expenses or revenue against cancelation or abandonment caused by reasons beyond your control.



This policy reimburses you for your net loss — should the performance or event be necessarily canceled, postponed or rescheduled due to any peril except what is excluded.

Non-Appearance Insurance:

If your event relies on the appearance of a person or group (performer, speaker, player, invited guest, team, etc.), this option will protect you from the non-appearance of that individual. Generally, including this option requires a medical exam of the specific individual.



This concerns specific weather conditions such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, lightning, or any other life-threatening weather condition. These weather conditions must prevent the majority of the audience from reaching the venue where your event is taking place.




Unavoidable travel delays (aircraft or other modes of transportation), equipment delays, mechanical breakdown, power failures.

Natural Disaster:

Fire, earthquake or other damage that causes your venue to be unusable.



Weather insurance protects your event against adverse weather conditions which may reduce revenue or increase expenses from sources such as ticket sales, concessions, food and parking. It can also be used to increase sales for retail operations as well as stabilize a budget for certain businesses where their revenue is tied solely to weather.  Typical buyers of event weather insurance include fairs and festivals, concerts, sporting events, parades and air shows. It can provide coverage for many perils including rain, snow, wind, lightning and adverse weather.



   Fairs / festivals

   Sporting events

   Air shows


   Property management                           companies

   Municipalities / towns

   Car washes

   Auto dealers


   Jewelers and other retailers


Rain Insurance Guide

Selected Rainfall Threshold

This is the amount of rainfall chosen by you, if met or exceeded, results in a valid claim. Following are some common threshold choices. These descriptions are offered only as a guide, because many variables such as terrain, drainage, and intensity can alter the descriptions.


1/100 (.01) inch of rain

The least amount of measurable rainfall recorded by the National Weather Service. This amount slightly wets the surface without leaving puddles on the ground and is considered non-intrusive to outdoor events. Example: A light shower for 2-5 minutes or a drizzle for two hours.

1/10 (.10) inch of rain

A light rain for 30-40 minutes, moderate rain for 10 minutes, or heavy rain for 5 minutes. Small puddles form but usually disappear after a short while.

1/4 (.25) inch of rain

A light rain for 2-3 hours, moderate rain for 30-60 minutes, or heavy rain for 15 minutes, forming many puddles that do not disappear easily.

1/2 (.50) inch of rain

A light rain never reaches this amount, so it entails moderate rain for 1-2 hours, or heavy rain for 30-45 minutes, resulting in deep standing water for long periods of time.


To understand the differences in the appearance of amounts of rain, pay attention the next time it rains in your area. How long does the rain last? How intrusive is the rain? How much do you think accumulated? Check the local newspaper the next day for a report on rainfall amounts.






You've fallen in love, and now you want to celebrate that love with your friends and family. You want to be unique and commemorate your wedding with an incredible party for your friends and family, who love and support you and your partner. What happens when someone gets hurt, and your wedding celebration turns into a financial and emotional strain on your guests? It may seem unnecessary now, but insuring your wedding can help guarantee that your special day will leave you with pleasant, loving memories of your wedding.


Your wedding can be the happiest day of your life. Months of planning mean that you should enjoy the wedding of your dreams. You may have made all the arrangements for your forthcoming wedding, or you could still be in the planning stages for the big day. Whatever your circumstances, Ascend Insurance Brokerage can help you protect your family and friends during your celebration. Hopefully your wedding day will take place with no setbacks, but unfortunately, accidents do happen.


Whether you are looking for one-day liability coverage or a three-day package, Ascend Insurance Brokerage offers quality insurance with the lowest possible premium cost to you. Our firm understands the financial demands that a wedding places on a bride and groom, and their families. We want to make sure the financial stresses are over with the wedding. Protect your loved ones from the emotional and financial burden that one can incur as the result of a loss or injury. Ascend Insurance Brokerage offers specialized insurance for your wedding, from the number of guests you plan to have at your wedding, to the day-after brunch, our unique program is affordable and unmatched in the insurance industry.





We have access to the best insurance companies that provide coverage for professional teams and small one time armature sporting events, league teams, tournaments and more. With this access, we can guarantee the best pricing and coverage available in the market today.


Who is Covered?

This program provides liability insurance protection for your coaches, volunteers, officers, directors, team, association, or league against claims of bodily injury liability, property damage liability, and the litigation costs to defend such claims.

Program Highlights

   A Rated Insuring Company

   Occurrence Form Policy

   Coverage included for Claims by         Athletic Participants

   Coverage included for                           Discrimination Claims (other than         employment unless prohibited           by law)

   Worldwide Coverage Territory             for suits brought in the US or US         Territories,Canada, or Puerto                 Rico.

   -0- Deductible per Claim with               $1,000,000 Per                                         Occurrence/$2,000,000                       Aggregate Limits.

Coverage Includes Suits Arising Out Of

   Injury or Death of Athletic                       Participants

   Injury or Death of Spectators

   Injury or Death of Volunteers

   Property Damage Liability

   Activities necessary to conduct           of practices or games

   Ownership, use, or maintenance         of fields or practice area

   Cost of investigation and                       defense of claims, even if                     groundless

Optional Coverage Available For

   Hired/Non owned Auto Liability           Coverage

   Excess/Umbrella Limits up to             $5,000,000

We have programs for one-time sporting event, league teams, or tournaments.

Here is a partial list of the sports we can cover:

   Aerobics Events

   Archery Tournaments


   Baseball Games

   Basketball Games

   Bicycle Rallies (No Racing)

   Body Building Competitions

   Bowling Tournaments

   Boxing Matches

   Cross Country Running

   Cross Country Skiing

   Fishing Events

   Football Games

   Golf Events

   Gymnastic Competitions

   Handball Clubs

   Hockey Games

   Junior and Athletic Games

   Karate Meets

   Kick Boxing Tournaments

   Little League


   Martial Arts Competitions and               Classes


   Rodeos and Roping Events


   Skateboard Events

   Soccer Tournaments

   Softball Games

   Speed Skating

   Swimming and Water Activities

   Tennis Event

   Volleyball Events





Tradeshows, conferences and expos cannot occur without proper tradeshow insurance. From the show promoter to the individual vendors, CSI can help place both facility and the exhibitor insurance coverage required.

CSI Special Event Insurance is one of the country's tradeshow Insurance Brokers. We have instant access to dozens of insurance markets, all to guarantee you the best conference insurance coverage and pricing available.


Tradeshow Insurance Coverage available for:




   Arts & Craft









   House wares

   Mobile Home




   Shareholder Meeting


   And dozens of others

Vendor Insurance and Exhibitor Insurance Available:

   General liabilities

   Other liabilities related to (a)                 automobiles and damage to                 property, (b) liquor liability and             (c) third party property damage.

   Loss or destruction of rented or           owned equipment, sets, props,           and wardrobe

   Losses from paying for the                   medical coverage of event                   participants and spectators

   Losses from event cancellation,           for reasons including adverse               weather conditions

   Weather Insurance protects your         event against adverse weather             that causes decreased                           attendance and or revenues

   Workers' compensation                         Insurance for employees and               volunteers



A Liability Insurance Program Providing Protection from Lawsuits of Bodily Injury and/or Property Damage

The Ascend Insurance Brokerage vendor liability program has been structured to meet the needs of vendors big and small. We have specifically tailored programs in place that offer the coverage you need to keep your business protected. Our programs are available for one-day special events, annual policies, and anything in between. While many vendors are accustomed to acquiring insurance on a solo basis, Ascend Insurance Brokerage also offers the convenience of group policies. For events with multiple vendors, our group policies help save time and money while still offering the same world-class protection and customer service we are known for.


Coverage Details

   Injury or death of spectators
   Injury or death of volunteers
   Property damage liability

   Products liability coverage                   (completed operations)

   Incidental medical malpractice

   All activities necessary to                       conduct activities

   Ownership, use or maintenance           of fields or practice areas

   General negligence claims

   Cost of investigation and                       defense of claims, even if                     groundless

   Corporal punishment

The Optional Coverages

Equipment Coverage

This Inland Marine insurance product provides coverage for your equipment and contents up to the specified limit.

Hired and Non-Owned Automobile Liability Coverage

This liability coverage provides protection for rented, borrowed and other non-owned vehicles driven on vendor business.


Increased Aggregates

This option increases the aggregate limit of liability insurance from $1,000,000 to larger amounts.

This page has been designed to illustrate the highlights of this program but is not a contract. Some exclusions and coverage may be modified to meet individual state requirements. For specific details, please request a sample policy.